It's a good reminder that God takes care of His children & to trust Him to provide our needs. He knows what we need to live & therefore we can trust Him.
After being here the entire month of February we finally got internet last night. It's safe to say I had a bit of a meltdown & was feeling very isolated without being able to connect to the outside world. Well, now that we have it I'm tempted to waste much time on it, so I need to step back and realize how easy it is to get sucked in & before I know it my "free" time is spent wishing for stuff I want & really don't need. I feel a bit guilty as well, like did I really need it or did I just want to have my relaxation time back??
The kids LOVE being here. It's really quite fun to watch. They adore going to church and ask about it all week long. They love seeing their cousins. They love seeing their mommett & poppett :) They love going to the mall, the beach, playing outside and they really love the "new house". It's so reassuring to know they will be raised knowing the closeness of extended family here and a great church they can grow up in.
My favorite Blake expression lately: "Iris cries". Yes she does Blake, yes she does. (Although she's happy she's also adjusting to so many new things and crying seems to be a fallback for her) Favorite Iris expression? Anytime she's asked a question she responds with a scandinavian/minnesotan sounding "yaaahhhh". It's really cute.
My grandpa continues to be in a nursing home rehab facility & has been for about a month now. It's hard to see him growing old & weak & being that man in a wheelchair with a blanket around his lap because he's cold. I remember visiting the elderly in the nursing home when I was young and they always seemed sooo old & now that's my grandpa there. It breaks my heart. We just have to wait and see what happens.
Joe continues to remind me that I should be the happiest girl in the world b/c we are finally in Florida and I truly am thrilled but I admit it's hard for him to not be employed, to start all over again here & figure out where to serve, balance all that I need and want to do & to be a great mom. There's also the added stress of the pregnancy which I'm thrilled for but will never actually be expecting until late August when it becomes real. Having 4 miscarriages & one full term pregnancy is a recipe for hesitancy & it's strange being that pregnant woman again after my years of struggle. It's still quite fresh.
Well, would you look at that, already after 10pm and I've still got to wash a sink full of dishes. Not having a dishwasher is the perfect recipe for cleaning the kitchen each night. Yes, I truly love being a Floridian. Sunday's are my favorite. Friends are warm and welcoming & I've been blessed beyond measure.